Willeen M. McElvy

Published 1:26 pm Friday, August 19, 2016

Willeen M. McElvy

August 18, 2016

 Funeral services for Willeen M. McElvy, 77, of Whigham, Ga., are at 3 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Climax Baptist Church, Climax, Ga..  Rev. Steve Poppell, Rev. Steve Brooks and Rev. James Miller will officiate.  Interment will be at Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Whigham.  Mrs. McElvy passed away at her home in Whigham, on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

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Active pallbearers will be Leonard Pearce, Randy Logue, Buddy Logue, Dennis Poppell, Ken Ponder and Paul Mobley.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Josh Sunday School Class of the Climax Baptist Church.

Mrs. McElvy was born on January 10, 1939, in Whigham, to the late Arthur L. Mobley and Onice Pope Mobley.  In 1957, she graduated from Whigham High School.  On Nov. 8, 1957, she married Lawrence “Buddy” McElvy, who survives.  She was a homemaker and a substitute teacher in the Whigham School system for a number of years.   She was a devoted member of Climax Baptist Church.  Willeen loved her family, her church, and working in her yard.

Survivors include: her husband of 58 years, Lawrence “Buddy” McElvy of Whigham; daughter, Charlotte Wilson (Kendall) of Whigham; son, Durwood McElvy (Mary Katherine) of Whigham; grandchildren, Brandy Shaw (Derek) of Whigham, Anthony Jones (Trista) of Donalsonville, Ga., Josh McElvy (Dana Brinkley) of Whigham, Cole McElvy (Morgan Bailey) of Whigham, Adam Jones (Rebecca) of Leesburg, Ga., Blake Roberts (Amy) of Lynn Haven, Fla., Jared Roberts (Stephanie) of Bristol, Fla., Sarah Fletcher (Justin) of Dixie, Ga.; grandchildren, Lawren Love, Holland Shaw, Willa Kate Shaw, Kyler Jones, Brantley Jones, Braxton Jones, Adalynn Roberts, Aubrey Roberts, Allie Roberts, Renner Roberts, Grace Spurlock, Brantlee Fletcher, Bowen Fletcher, Savannah Brinkley, Aleigha Bailey; and a host of nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-laws, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by: parents and a brother, Kenneth Pope Mobley.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. McElvy’s memory to: Climax Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 37, Climax, GA 39834 or Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 355 Union Springs Road, Whigham, GA  39897.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 5 p.m. until 7p.m.

Guests may sign the online register at www.clarkfuneral.com.